23637 Operate a telehandler


The Approved Code of Practice for Cranes (3rd edition 2009) states: All persons operating or working with a crane must hold applicable unit standards as a minimum qualification and preferably hold the relevant National Certificate in Crane operation.

Overhead Gantry Crane Operators must be trained in order to prevent harm to personnel and damage to plant and equipment. The pending H&S Reform Bill places a particular duty of care on PCBU’s to comply with best practices and guidelines.   People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the operation of telehandlers, prepare for telehandler operations, operate a telehandler on a worksite and complete post-operational procedures for a telehandler.


This course meets the required unit outcomes as stated below.
-Describe the operation of telehandlers.
-Prepare for telehandler operations.
-Operate a telehandler on a worksite.
-Complete post-operational procedures for a telehandler.  

The learning outcomes of the training provide an understanding of the responsibilities, compliance and company processes required. This course will cover knowledge of preparation, operation and post-operational procedures relevant to telehandlers


-Identify hazards and implement control measures when operating working around Crane
-The care and use of the crane and lifting equipment 
-Pre-start checks and service, fault reporting, load attachment, load lifting, load traversing, load placement
-Understanding the importance of pre-operational checks.
-Being aware of the safety codes for Crane operators.
-Developing safe usage techniques.
-Handling loads, parking and storage techniques.
To encourage good workplace safety procedures and meet NZQA evidence requirements we
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